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Dafen Oil Painting Village

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Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village...
One of the most popular and enjoyable daytrips from Shenzhen, this village is almost entirely dedicated to painting. Get a self-portrait done or request a freshly-painted Van Gogh or Rembrandt.
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For paintings, art supplies, day trip

A great place to spend between half day to one day. Went there a couple of times to help friends get paintings framed, buy art supplies (canvas, acrylic paint) and also to just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A great place to spend between half day to one day. Went there a couple of times to help friends get paintings framed, buy art supplies (canvas, acrylic paint) and also to just explore the small galleries and alleys. Best way is taking the metro to Dafen station exit A1 from Longgang Line (blue one)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

A visit to Shenzhen would not be complete if you didn't visit Dafen, conveniently on the Shenzhen MTR System. It is home to the Oil Painting Village, an interesting group of old and some fairly modern buildings complete with a central square in its midst! One can see or buy reproductions or get your very own photos turned into oil... More 

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Shandong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Thanks to a meeting, a short 2 day stay in Shenzhen (pronounced “shen- jer – en”) was on tap. Very much a city built up from Chinese success and close proximity to Hong Kong. For those who do not fly, Shenzhen is where the rest use the train, foot or ferry to travel in and out of Hong Kong from... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It was a pretty hot day but I am glad we visited there. My wife and I took time to check out the most of stores and bought 4 big beautiful paintings which costed us about 140 USD. Where can you can this kind of bargains now days!

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I absolutely LOVE Dafen Oil Painting Village! The artists navigate unique art styles and emulate them SO WELL. For nearly one-third of the price, Dafen Oil artists can offer your favorite painting by your favorite artist, or even the replica of a personal family photo. Don't forget to bargain them down though...Especially as a foreigner traveling through their streets, you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I read every review on tripadvisor before I came. Well I'm an art lover and I spent 3 happy days in the village. I bought art supplies (really cheap) and art drawing books that you cant get elsewhere. And of course looked and looked at all the art works. Many art lovers pooh pooh the place, it is a copycat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

You can't go to Shenzhen and not to stop by Dafen village, it would be a real pity. If you want to buy something you need to bargain, I personally had a lot of fun doing it. There's no need to go with a local friend, you can get a cheap price for the painting anyway if you are good... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I worked near Dafen painting village for several years and had occasion to visit it many times. There are hundreds of shops, an exhibition center, and thousands upon thousands of paintings and other artistic items. I have had several paintings made from photographs and had copies made of famous paintings--all with excellent results (to the eye of an average person).... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very high quality paintings done by people who obviously are gifted in the art of painting. Some of the works were originals while others seemed to be reproductions. I saw several paintings of Xi Jinping and I think the artist had painted him a little younger and a little better looking. LOL!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice for an afternoon looking around the sprawling alleyways full of artists, both creating original works and amazing replicas. Pick yourself up a very nice and cheap painting for around 50元, or bring a photograph and have one commissioned for around 300元+

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Additional Information about Dafen Oil Painting Village

Address: Address: Buji Neighborhood Committee, Longang District, Shenzhen 518112, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Shenzhen
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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